# 4. Access by Index How to do

#1

How do I do the #4 on the Strings & Console Output section? I cant seem to figure it out. Please help!

#2

If you check the example given at the beginning, its shows this...

`` c = "cats"[0]``

This means that the variable called c is equal to the first letter of the string 'cats'. Looking at that example they then give you a task which is to create a variable called 'fifth letter' and make it equal to the fifth letter of the string 'MONTY'

#3

You mean "Y"? I tried that but it didnt seem to work.

#4

No, you misread the question. What if you wanted to find the 5 letter of the string called

``asdasdfaskjfaokfh``

You would simply type asdasdfaskjfaokfh[4] and this would print out the letter which is s

So, the question again say to create a variable called 'fifth letter' and make it equal to the fifth letter of the string 'MONTY'. This is simply done as...

fifth_letter = 'MONTY[4]'

#5

Why 4? What does that mean?

#6

Because they used a 0-based index for counting. Basically, it means that they start counting at number 0 instead of number 1. So...

MONTY
01234

This means that the first letter of MONTY which is M, starts at number 0 . The second letter O starts at number 1. The third letter N starts at number 2. I'm sure you can guess the letter of number 3

#7

Ok. Thanks a lot for your help!

#8

numbers = [5, 6, 7, 8]

print "Adding the numbers at indices 0 and 2..."
print numbers[0] + numbers[2]
print "Adding the numbers at indices 1 and 3..."
print numbers[1] + numbers[3]

#9